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Canada: University leaders ban pro-life flag display for creating ‘unsafe environment’

(The College Fix) Pro-life students at Wilfrid Laurier University say they will no longer be able to put up their pro-life flag display, with campus leaders explaining such exhibits are too traumatic after one last fall caused an uproar on the Canadian campus.

The display used 10,000 pink and blue flags to represent the 100,000 abortions each year in Canada.

Student Union President Tyler Van Herzele, in a letter shared campuswide, stated that “the visceral nature of the display interfered with the ability of some members of the Laurier community to safely attend class, travel to work or remain on campus to study.”

“The adversarial tone of the event evoked a confrontation which eliminated the possibility of respectful dialogue and created an unsafe environment for all students.”

According to his December 2016 letter, several offices, including the Diversity and Equity Office, have worked together “to ensure this does not happen again.”

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published at The College Fix on April 20, 2017, and is reprinted here in part with permission.

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